Hino_300_2The new 2020 Hino 300 Series light-duty truck range provides car-licenced drivers with a good combination of safety, performance, towing capacity and payload.

It has Hino SmartSafe, a comprehensive safety package with advanced driver-assist technology. This includes Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection (PD) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). These are in addition to the existing standard safety features, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Reverse Camera.

Hino says it continues to be the only Japanese truck manufacturer to offer the advantage of a true automatic across the light-duty 4×2 model range.

The 300 Series has a solid array of options available in the Built to Go (BTG) range, with, cost-effective drive away solutions for light-duty truck buyers who require versatility, combined with a Hino Genuine body tray.

Hino_300_1Over 50 percent of 300 Series models sold are registered at 4.5 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) which allows the vehicle to be operated on a passenger car-licence.

Hino tells us, “The high demand for car-licenced light-duty trucks is expected to continue to rise, fuelled partly by the increase in e-commerce and the forecasted long term shortage of truck-licenced drivers.”

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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